A refusal by the governor of Hindu-majority Bali to host an Israeli soccer team at this May’s FIFA Under-20 World Cup puts the Indonesian government, football association, and foremost Muslim civil society movement on the spot.
Australia’s announcement that it is acquiring nuclear-powered submarines from the United States is escalating the heat in the already tense Indo-Pacific region, and now with the added nuclear factor thrown into the pot.
A position paper on the immediate need for visa reform to drive enhanced social, political, trade and cultural relationships with Australia’s closest neighbour.
A senior Indonesian official says the country’s sea lanes should not be used by Australian nuclear-propelled submarines because “AUKUS was created for fighting”.
By this time next year, Anies Baswedan hopes to be elected president of the world’s fourth largest country.
A Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Super Hercules that arrived on Monday from the United States is now ready for operating by the Indonesian Air Force, the Defense Ministry said on Wednesday during a ceremony held at Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base.
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The European conflict has laid bare several vulnerabilities in the TNI’s modernization plans.
ASEAN chair Indonesia recently told Beijing that it wanted an actionable code of conduct on the South China Sea to come out of the sluggish talks over the hotly contested area.
Australia’s role in Asian regionalism has too often been a blind spot in public discourse about the country’s identity and future. For too long the narrative of Canberra’s role in its historic backyard has been characterised by the hard edge of necessity and interest — and often by indifference.
A stalled deal with South Korea means both countries must overcome defence cooperation challenges to look to the future.
Indonesia has recently given countries in the Indo-Pacific a stern reminder that the geopolitical rivalry between the United States and China could “very well escalate into open conflict” if not properly managed, underpinning broader concerns that things could turn from bad to worse.
Indonesia and Australia have promised to strike a new defence cooperation agreement, despite lingering tensions over the federal government’s push to acquire nuclear-powered submarines.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s right-hand man Luhut Pandjaitan has been dubbed a “Mr Fix-it”, but his new role as a peace envoy to Myanmar is unlikely to be an issue he can solve, analysts say, as the junta’s once high regard for its neighbour’s military has long diminished.
Indonesia’s Asean role means hope for South China Sea code, but no deal expected this year: analysts
As the new Asean chair, Indonesia could push forward negotiations for a long-awaited code of conduct in the South China Sea, but there is little hope for a quick conclusion as disputes between China and rival claimants in Southeast Asia remain unresolved, regional observers say.
Indonesian shipbuilder PT PAL delivered a second hospital ship, the “Dr. Radjiman Wedyodiningrat” (pennant number 992), to the Indonesian Navy during a ceremony in Surabaya.